Start the timer for 5 minutes….start writing!
Unknown future. The unknown trails. The unknown name and face of the little boy waiting on the other side of the world. Unknown path for our family. It overwhelmed me what is unknown. Unknown death waiting around the corner. Unknown tragedy or heartache. The unknowns are only suffocating and threaten the daily peace I fight so hard to have.
Instead, I see the KNOWNS. The God of heaven knows the unknowns. Nothing is hidden from Him and nothing hits Him by surprised. Not even the cross or darkest hour were unknown. From the beginning of time, He knew. Not only did He know it was coming, He planned it. Predesitned it. And He predestined me. Yes. I am known. I am chosen. From the foundations of the world, I was given the title: Child of the Risen King. So much comfort. Honor and humility wrapped into the knowledge of my heart being known.
So I am known. But I am not just elected because God knew I would choose Him. NO. God knew I would reject Him. And I am only a child of God because He chose me. It can be scary to claim that. It can be a little prideful to assume I was chosen (meaning other’s aren’t). But I cannot understand the ultimate sovereignty of God because I am not God.
His Spirit moves through this life and it is a mystery. All I know is I have the ability to choose God, but only because He gave me this choice. It doesn’t make sense – but let me tell you what I know to be true: I am known. I am not unknown.
O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it. Psalm 139
I am known in the present. The past. And the future. God sees it all. He holds it all. He directs it all. The sovereignty of God scares some Christians, but for me it is the ultimate comfort knowing God is in complete control. No decision by man will thwart His plan. No evil acts of man will keep His will from happening. So I rest, even in all of the unknowns because God can be known.
Yes. Instead of focussing on what I can’t see. I’ll focus on the fact that God wants to be known. Through the pages of Scripture.
Something special happens in October. A community of bloggers and writers gather for 31 Days of Writing. For an extra little challenge, I’ll be also participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.
31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes is a “challenge within the challenge,” so to speak — namely, to post on your blog every day in the month of October, but to write each post in only five minutes flat.
If you are interested in joining the fun, check out Christina’s page here.
Here is the list of the word prompts for 31 Days of Five Minute – Free Writes.
Do you struggle finding time to study the Bible?
Do you wish you had more minutes in the day to devote to Bible reading?
What if I told you you could start TODAY in just 5 minutes!?